May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness. We would like to wish a very Happy July Birthday to all of our Clients & Caregivers born during the month of July.
Everything You Should Know About July!
The Month of July
July is named after Roman dictator Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.). Caesar developed the precursor to the Gregorian calendar we use today. Find out the origin of each month’s name.
• July 1 is Canada Day, a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
• July 3 brings the start of the hot and sultry Dog Days of Summer! Read all about the Dog Days of Summer.
• July 4 is Independence Day (U.S.). On the fourth of July, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Don’t forget to raise the flag! (See American Flag Rules.) See our full Independence Day page and enjoy trivia—plus, refresh your memory on the real meaning of this day.
• July 14 is Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution.
• July 18 marks Islamic New Year, which begins with the first sighting of the crescent Moon after the new Moon in the month of Muharram. This event signals the start of the Islamic lunar calendar year.
“Just for Fun” Days
• July 11: International Town Criers Day
• July 17: World Emoji Day
• July 22: Spooner’s Day
• July 23: National Day of the Cowboy
• July 27: Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
July Birth Flower
July’s birth flowers are the larkspur and water lily.
The July birthstone is the ruby, which is believed to protect its wearer from evil.
“Ruby” is derived from the Latin rubeus, which means “red.”
This gem is a red form of corundum; all other colors are sapphires. The ruby’s color is due to the presence of chromium, which also makes the gem subject to cracks. High-quality rubies are transparent, vibrant, purplish red; cloudier samples, or ones containing brown, orange, or pink tones, are less valuable. Many rubies nowadays are heat-treated to improve color saturation and transparency.
The ruby, along with the related sapphire, is the second hardest natural gemstone, with only the diamond being harder.
The gem was once thought to protect warriors if worn on their armor or embedded in their skin.
Considered the king of gems, the ruby symbolizes love, passion, energy, and success.
July Zodiac & Astrology
July’s zodiac signs are Cancer (June 21 to July 22) and Leo (July 23 to August 22).